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Kansas City, MO, USA | Member Since 2005

  • 28 reviews
  • 346 ratings
  • 368 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • A Sudden, Fearful Death

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Anne Perry's Victorian murder mysteries have enthralled millions with their evocative atmosphere and finely-crafted suspense. Now, in this mesmerizing best seller, the star of these mysteries, Inspector William Monk, returns to solve the most heartbreaking case of his career.

    Nina says: "Oh, yummy, yummy -- another great Anne Perry"
    "Very Good"

    I disagree with prior reviewers, I did not find the readers accent or her reading pace to be difficult to hear. I think she is excellent and added very much to my listening experience.

    I have read other Anne Perry novels and I liked this one very much. I enjoy her descriptions of Victorian English society and her development of the characters.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Angel's Tip

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Alafair Burke
    • Narrated By Eliza Foss
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In Angel's Tip, Detective Ellie Hatcher enters the high-priced world of New York City nightlife when a pretty club goer is found brutally murdered.

    James Talkington says: "Good Listen"
    "It's okay to read but don't listen to it....."

    The story is ok as entertainment, not great but a nice distraction. I won't go out of my way to track down another Ellie Hatcher novel but I will read one if nothing else is available. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had read it myself. This reader mispronounces many names. Olathe Kansas, Cartier watch, and Jake Gyllenhaal aren't everyday names but they are common enough that she could have found out the correct pronunciation. The voice she uses for Ellie Hatcher's partner is especially annoying. He's a black dectective from Brooklyn New York and she makes him sound like a white cowboy from Oklahoma. I definitely won't listen to another book with Eliza Foss as the narrator.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Twilight: The Twilight Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Ilyana Kadushin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    About three things I was certain. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him, and I didn't know how dominant that part might be, that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.

    Bryan J. Peterson says: "A waste of my time this wasn't."
    "Better Suited for Young Readers."

    I really tried to listen to this. The reader does a good job. But I think it is just too "teenage". I don't mean that as a put down. I think I would have liked this book when I was 16 but I'm over 30 and I just couldn't get through it. I'm giving it 3 stars because I think it is a good book for young readers.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Brothers

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Da Chen
    • Narrated By various

    At the height of China's Cultural Revolution, a powerful general fathered two sons. Tan was born to the general's wife and into a life of comfort and luxury. His half brother, Shento, was born to the general's mistress, who threw herself off a cliff in the mountains of Balan only moments after delivering her child.

    Ingrid says: "Disappointing"
    "Not Good"

    The characters are flat and the event are predictable. The readers are ok but they can't do much with the bad material.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ricochet

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris

    New York Times best-selling author Sandra Brown is back with a spine-tingling story of murder and betrayal, and a homicide detective's struggle with his own rules of conduct. When Detective Sergeant Duncan Hatcher is summoned to the home of Judge Cato Laird in the middle of the night to investigate a fatal shooting, he knows that discretion and kid-glove treatment are the key to staying in the judge's good graces and keeping his job.

    Joey Rae says: "Disappointing At Best"
    "Dumb Detective"

    The main character is supposed to be a skilled veteran police detective but he is just dumb. The story would have been better if this detective had some skills. This is the first book I've read by this author and I won't go out of my way to look for others.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Count of Monte Cristo: Part I

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Fred Williams

    Andrea says: "Amazing Story."
    "The reader is boring"

    Great story but the reader is boring. I am going to read the rest of this one on my own.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Da Vinci Code

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddle, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

    Alexandra says: "Incredibly entertaining"
    "Overrated but OK"

    Huh? That's what I kept asking myself after every scene. History and fiction are woven togeather in an intresting way but there are so many far fetched twists. The reader does well with all the accents and is easy to listen to. It reads like a college lecture in a lot of places so the unabridged version might have been a better choice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crusader's Cross: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Critically acclaimed and best-selling crime writer James Lee Burke returns to Louisiana where his ever-popular hero, Dave Robicheaux, sleuths his way through a hotbed of sin and uncertainty.

    Suzn F says: "Another delicious book from JLB"

    This is my first Dave Robicheaux novel and my first read by Will Patton. I loved both and will seek out more! Will Patton does such a good job I will look for more novels that he reads.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Kalahari Typing School for Men: More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Lisette Lecat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Precious Ramotswe's comfortable existence as the only detective in Botswana is suddenly rattled when the Satisfaction Guaranteed Detective Agency opens, and its brochure proclaims, "Don't take any chances! Entrust your enquiries to a MAN!" As if the development isn't enough, Mma Ramotswe has also taken on two difficult cases, one of which hits close to home. But with wisdom on her side, Mma Ramotswe figures to crack both cases and upstage her competition.

    Richard says: "Audiobooks don't get any better than this"
    "Good book"

    If you're a fan of the series you'll like this one too. I especially like reading more about Mma Makutsi.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By P.D. James
    • Narrated By Tammy Ustinov

    Cordelia Gray saw no reason why her job as a private detective was an unsuitable job for a woman. Until she was employed to discover why a renowned scientist's son had committed suicide, and she discovered his family's insidious secrets.

    Jan says: "Good story, badly read."
    "I like Cordelia Gray"

    This was a little slow in places but I like the main character, Cordelia Gray. I would read more stories with her in them.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • One Across, Two Down

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Nicky Henson

    There are only two things in life that interest Stanley: solving crossword puzzles and getting his hands on his mother-in-law's money. For 20 years, the puzzles have been his only pleasure, the money his only dream. It has never occurred to Stanley that his mother-in-law would try to outsmart him and the money would never be his. Until now. It is only now that Stanley, so clever at misleading double meanings and devious clues, decides to construct a puzzle of his own, and so give death a helping hand.

    James says: "An Unusual Murderer"
    "Grabbed me from the first word."

    This grabbed my interest from the very first word. The reader is excellent especially with the mean mother-in-law. If you want the traditional wrap up for the bad guy, you may not like the ending. But like many of Ruth Rendell's books it is not the traditional wrap up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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